Photo Education is the Gift that Keeps on Giving

No doubt you need a good camera, good lenses and good accessories to make high-quality images. But what good is all that equipment if you can’t get the most out of it? That’s where photo education comes in – helping you understand how to use your gear and get the best in-camera image when it comes to exposure and composition.

Photo education is also important in understanding image processing, that is, what can and what cannot be done in Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as with plug-ins. What’s more, photo education lasts a lifetime and the knowledge gained is cumulative so you can keep getting better results.

I’m big on photo education, offering several different ways to learn photography and image processing.

Here’s a look at my educational endeavors.

Books – My book, Creative Visualization for Photographers, is about envisioning the end-result, that is, seeing in your mind’s eye what will be captured with your camera, and what are some of the image processing possibilities.

Evolution of an Image is a storytelling book: I take the reader through the entire image-making process, from start to finish (using Lightroom and plug-ins, as illustrated above). Click here for info on both books.

On-line Classes – I have 13 classes on KelbyOne. They cover speedlite photography, travel photography, composition, lighting and even going on safari. These classes offer great flexibility as they can be viewed and paced on an individual basis.

Photo Workshops – Photo workshops offer a wonderful way to learn about the complete digital imaging process while on location with like-minded photographers. You not only learn from me, but you learn from the other workshop participants. This type of intensive hands on learning can help photographers get to the next level. Click here to see my 2017 workshops, and click here to see my 2018 workshops.

Seminars – I think I give more seminars than any of my pro photographer friends. Why? I truly enjoy sharing photo information, illustrated with my photographs from around the world. I offer two-hour, half-day and all-days seminars. Here’s a list of where I’ll be presenting in the next few months. Attending a seminar is a proven way to inspire photographers to advance their image-making efforts.

Private Lessons – I live in Croton on Hudson, NY, which is about one-hour north of New York City. Shoot me an email if you are interested in setting up a one-on-one session in the New York area or a private on-location workshop.

Explore the light,
Rick